Impact Hub DC
419 7th St NW,
Washington, DC 20004
After 9 years with IBM as a strategy and business development consultant, Allison left Canada to live in Latin America and pursue her dreams of working with entrepreneurs who believe business can be a force for good. In Costa Rica she created a social enterprise focused on community-based eco-tourism and then had the honor of working with Sistema B in Colombia as a strategy and sustainability consultant for 2 years, working with more than 100 companies to help them improve their financial results while scaling their impact. Allison holds an MBA in Sustainable Business and is a Chartered Professional Accountant, and in her free time she travels, loves hiking, and cooking.
Before joining Agora, Anne was Manager in Strategy in Deloitte México. Prior to this, she worked in Corporate Finance in PwC. She is passionate about social consulting since she co-founded 2 social consulting organizations in France and in Mexico. She holds a master in Corporate Finance and Strategy from Sciences Po Strasbourg in France, and studied the Executive program in Social Impact Strategy at the University of Pennsylvania. For fun, Anne loves traveling the world, debating with her friends about everything, reading historical books and she adores her Mexican cat named “Frida”
Cecilia is a social impact entrepreneur with a decade of global experience. She founded and built two organizations, Torus Teens and Small Fry, to address education and economic opportunity gaps in disadvantaged communities. Cecilia’s consultancy work includes authoring a radio show on business development for Amazonian communities, human centered design coaching, and strategic planning for youth development, healthcare, and women’s economic empowerment initiatives, among others. Previously, she directed a fair-trade organization with partners in 20+ developing nations. Cecilia holds an MBA from Baruch College, an MS in Global Education from Drexel, and a BS in Apparel Design from Virginia Tech.
Christina brings six years of professional experience in consulting, education, partnerships, and project management through roles with NGOs, foundations, VC and startups. She is passionate about creating social impact in client-facing positions, including running partnership engagement at both the Center for Social Impact Learning and the Central Coast Children’s Foundation. Most recently, she directed an investment readiness program for social entrepreneurs in Cambodia using HCD to manage design, prototyping and implementation of a successful training. She holds an MBA from Middlebury Institute of International Studies. Outside of work, she is on a dedicated mission to find the best street taco in Mexico City.
Aparna has over four years of experience working with social enterprises and non-profits in India, providing capacity building support and access to expert resources. She is particularly excited about building collaborative projects in the sector in order to create large scale change. Education and life skills are particular areas of interest for her, and she piloted a skills training initiative for women in a low-income community in Mumbai. In addition to working in the social enterprise sector, Aparna enjoys cooking, eating different foods, sketching and teaching Spanish.
David is consultant for Latin America in Agora Partnerships. Previously, he was working in New Ventures Colombia – World Resources Institute Program – where he structured and consolidated the scale up and the investment deals of the most prominent Colombian sme´s within the Impact Investment landscape. David has been engaged as a consultant for Novo Nordisk in scale up projects with operation in Kenya and Ghana; he has also been consulting with Sistema B developing projects in Soth America. David holds an MBA from University of Vermont in United States, and he is Industrial Engineer with complementary formation in Economics from Universidad de Los Andes Colombia. In his free time, he enjoys outdoors sports and drink a great craft beer.
Ian joins Agora with extensive experience in impact investing, design-thinking and economic development. As an MBA/MS student at the University of Michigan, he was an Associate at UM Social Venture Fund, launched a business to address health inequalities in America, researched sustainable ranching practices in the Amazon, and assessed the financial viability of battery storage technologies for a large utility. Before graduate school, he lived in Ecuador and Brazil for four years, supporting companies, communities and NGOs in pursuit of their development goals. He enjoys exploring the environment that surrounds him and finding the best local produce at outdoor markets.
Jen brings more than ten years of experience in philanthropy, non-profits, and education. Most recently, at Carnegie Corporation of New York, she worked to increase access to personalized learning models across the United States. Previously she was a Teach for America corps member in New York City and a Fulbright fellow in Argentina. Jen holds an MA in Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences from Columbia University, an MS in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from Fordham University, and a BA in Latin American Studies from Wesleyan University. Outside of work, she loves to cook and travel.
Samantha Batista was born and raised in Queens New York and always dreamed of helping entrepreneurs. She has 5+ years of experience spanning across Investment Banking at Barclays, Treasury at Goldman Sachs, Venture Capital investing in NYC and tech consulting in Chile. She received her B.Sc. of Finance from Quinnipiac University in Connecticut. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends.
Impact Hub DC
419 7th St NW,
Washington, DC 20004
Residencial Altamira D'Este,
del Banpro 1 cuadra abajo, No. 82
US VoIP: 202-558-6962
Av. Insurgentes Sur 318
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